Well, I know that some have Questioned ratio of "hard core" to "Camp" postings, so I will try to bring up the "I've never thought of that, nor would i ever" quotiant. It occurs to me that the prophacy to "bring balance to the force" is a verry interesting one because unlike a prophacy you may expect, i.e. 'and the light side will defeate the dark side and everything will be good', we have one where the light and dark sides become equal. Here is my spin on it: I think that the Force is one large entaty with both creator (light) and Destroyer (dark) parts. This Force does not seem to care what part is worshiped at any time, but that the two sides are equal. I think that the force only wants to be recognized and worshiped, i.e. the Ithorians worship the forest, or more specificly the "life" in the forest which some could argue is also what we call the force. But why would the force want to get in the way of the Jedi, and reduce their numbers? because, much like the Pharacies in first century Judiasm, ther Jedi have become so enamoured, and so dependant on "The Code" that they have lost sight of the force itself. I appologize that this was so long, and there is plenty more where that came from, but I will let you guys chew on this for a while. I invite questions and comments, and we'll see how this goes.